ARAYIK HARUTYUNYAN

Date and Place of Birth

Born on September 2, 1979, Yerevan

Education

2007, PhD in Historical Sciences, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, (Thesis: Turkish-Syrian Relations in the 1980s - early 21st century).
1998-1999, Arabic for Foreigners Institute, Damascus
1996-2003, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Arabic Studies Department,
1986-1996, Yerevan Secondary School N12 after Victor Hambardzumyan

He is author of 6 scientific articles.

Work Experience

On June 1, 2019, appointed to be the RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and

Sports

2018-2019, RA Minister of Education and Science

May 14, 2017, Member of the Council of Elders of Yerevan, elected by the electoral list

of “Yelk” (exodus) alliance

October 30, 2016, Re-elected “Civil Contract” Party Board Member

2015-2016, Chairman of the Board of “Civil Contract” Party

2014, Member of the “Transparency International Anticorruption Organization”

2013-2015, Board Member of “Civil Contract” Socio-Political Union

2011, Board Member of “HIMA” NGO

Together with a group of citizens concerned with the problems of the Armenian

language, founded “We are against foreign schools” civic initiative; member of the

“Army in Reality” civic group

2008, Co-founder of HIMA Youth Initiative

Since 2007, Lecturer at Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, director

of the “Contemporary Problems of Arabic Studies” Master’s Program

2007-2010, Involved in Armenian-Turkish reconciliation youth initiatives

2005-2006, Project manager at the “Helsinki Association” for Human Rights

2010-2011, “1in.am” news website, responsible for the international section

2013-2015, “Araratnews.am” website, responsible for the international section